Cops: “We’re Outta Here”

2020 June 15
by bc3b

… and who can blame them?

You really have to question why someone would want to be a law enforcement officer in 2020, particularly in a major city. Even minor traffic stops have become unnerving. As the officer approaches the vehicle, he/she is probably hoping the driver is either Caucasian or Oriental. Every move the officer makes/every word spoken is recorded. One mistake with a belligerent driver and the officer may be in a life or death situation.

There is far less respect for police than a generation ago. CNN has done everything possible to undermine police authority and convince blacks that the police are persecuting them and that they have become targets. #BlackLivesMatter, Antifa and others on the left are pushing to defund the police. Superiors are often political animals who won’t defend cops, even if they are in the right. There are far easier ways to make a living and more and more cops are taking advantage of them.

That’s why so many good officers are leaving.

Mike O’Meara, the president of the New York State Police Benevolent Association, is not the only cop fed up and exasperated with mainstream America’s incessant demonization of all law enforcement officers. Not by a long shot.

So is Travis Yates, a 27-year Tulsa cop who “grew up in a law enforcement family” but is now warning of an incoming police exodus.

In a powerful, nearly 1500-word long column published last week at LawOfficer.com, Yates poured his heart out over the growing disrespect for law enforcement that he’s seen as the decades have progressed.

27 years have passed and if you would have told me the condition of law enforcement today, I would have never believed you,” he wrote. “It’s not that law enforcement has changed for the worse but everything around it has.”

To prove his point, he cited example after example after example:

  • “The mentally ill used to get treatment and now they just send cops.”
  • “Kids used to be taught respect and now it’s cool to be disrespectful.”
  • “Supervisors used to back you when you were right but now they accuse you of being wrong in order to appease crazy people.”
  • “Parents used to get mad at their kids for getting arrested and now they get mad at us.”
  • “The media used to highlight the positive contribution our profession gave to society and now they either ignore it or twist the truth for controversy to line their own pockets.”
  • “There used to be a common respect among criminals. If they got caught, they understood you had a job to do but now it’s our fault they sit in handcuffs rather than their own personal decisions.”
  • “If someone attacked a cop, they were seen as such. Now we martyr them and sue for millions.”
  • “We used to be able to testify in court and we were believed. Now, unless there is video from three different angles, no one cares what you have to say.”

Meanwhile, as cops have faced increasing demonization and harassment from children, parents, bystanders, journalists and politicians, the vast majority of cops have remained the same kind, caring, good people who they were when Yates first joined the force.

“I’ve seen cops help and save any type of race, gender or ethnicity you can think of and while that used to mean something, no one cares anymore,” he wrote. I’ve been called every name you can think of and many of them with racial overtones and it’s never come from cops.”

So have his former colleagues, one of whom was a black man who was called an Uncle Tom, a slur used to demean any black person who doesn’t subscribe to status quo thinking.

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Then there’s this surprising news from Minneapolis:

With morale hitting rock bottom, cops on the beleaguered Minneapolis police force are starting to quit, with at least 14 of them already resigned or on the way out.

Other offices have reportedly even walked off the job without filing paperwork.

Demonized for racism and police brutality as a result of the misconduct of a relatively few bad cops, and being left out to dry by elected officials, officers on Minnesota’s largest police force in the state’s largest city are turning in their badges.

With guilt by association gaining currency, one retired officer told the Star Tribune that “They don’t feel appreciated. Everybody hates the police right now. I mean everybody.”

The news outlet asserted that the getaway from the already-undermanned law enforcement agency is unprecedented:

“The departures, an unusually large exodus, come amid a growing crisis for the state’s largest police force, with a state human rights investigation underway, calls for defunding, and even disbandment.

“Morale has sunk to new lows in recent weeks, say department insiders, as officers reported feeling misunderstood and squeezed by all sides: by the state probe; by protesters, who hurled bricks and epithets their way; by city leaders, who surrendered a police station that later burned on national television, and by the media. Numerous officers and protesters were injured in the rioting.”

As alluded to above. seven officers have already left, with another seven putting in their separation paperwork, the Star Tribune noted. A few were convinced to stay, at least for now. And according to a deputy chief, others have simply left without notifying HR.

About 75 cops on the force that currently totals 850 are already eligible for full retirement benefits, so it seems unlikely that many of them will hang around much longer.

In most jurisdictions, cops can cash out with their maximum lifetime pension after 20 or 25 years of service.

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38 Responses leave one →
  1. 2020 June 15 7:56 pm
    [1]
    JimNorCal permalink

    “We support you acting like hoodlums, now more than ever!”
    https://m.imgur.com/gallery/heX1EwP

  2. 2020 June 15 8:24 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    This was sent to me as a screenshot and the text is too small to post as an image. I’m not sure if it’s satire or real. So so good though 🙂 🙂

    Please don’t leave! We are stronger together. ❤️
    You don’t know exactly what happened to your belongings (only that they vanished), so calling it theft is not really fair.
    It could be that a disadvantaged resident had a greater need for the items than you, and that’s what we are about as a community! I know it is hard to hear this, but treat it as an unplanned donation.
    You did good today. I’m proud of you.

  3. 2020 June 15 10:14 pm
    [4]
    bc3b permalink

  4. 2020 June 16 1:40 am
    [5]

    new update on atl perp… took the officers taser, existing rap sheet.

    3 – Will get no coverage, doesn’t fit narrative.

    Seattle woman goes of on white lady about biden.
    https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1272678794160222208/pu/vid/888×676/gDcTTriMybRJ51PD.mp4

  5. 2020 June 16 5:10 am
    [6]
    drdog09 permalink

    “We used to be able to testify in court and we were believed. Now, unless there is video from three different angles, no one cares what you have to say.”

    Unfortunately this one from Yates’ missive was brought on by the LEOs themselves. Not all of them, but enough. All you have to do is read the transcripts of the law breaking by the FBI on anything to do with Flynn or the Meuller report to understand why.

    Disrespect is generated when the LEOs who see wrong going down, do nothing. The perps death in Minny is a classic example. “We police our own before we police the streets”, used to be a motto as well. Depts don’t do that very well either.

  6. 2020 June 16 5:13 am
    [7]
    drdog09 permalink

    5,

    Damn where does that lady live? I would vote for her for city council, sheriff, whatever. She has her head on straight.

  7. 2020 June 16 5:24 am
    [8]
    MI Conservative permalink

    I do not see how Kamala Harris helps Biden that much. East coast liberal with a west coast liberal and everyone in the middle will say—–NO. She also has lots of garbage from her prosecutor days that will turn off Middle America.

    If he chooses her it is because they are worried about keeping Blacks on the Dem Plantation. She would help there visiting all the inter-cities to get out the vote.

  8. 2020 June 16 5:25 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    3,

    Ya know what? No tears. Here you got a 19yo loudmouth with 0 experience in life talking about privilege when I suspect she is a college student right? Well there is privilege right there. Not everyone has the chance for a college education. Her death will impact many, family and friends. But in the end, she has contributed nothing to society.

  9. 2020 June 16 5:28 am
    [10]
    drdog09 permalink

    “If he chooses her it is because they are worried about keeping Blacks on the Dem Plantation. She would help there visiting all the inter-cities to get out the vote.”

    That presumes there will be an inner city left with voters to canvas. At the rate many are being burnt to the ground there might not be any left.

  10. 2020 June 16 5:36 am
    [12]
    drdog09 permalink

    The EU bureaucrats have a plan — https://www.zerohedge.com/political/eu-farmers-fear-european-green-new-deal — Feudalism.

    I guess they think they can take all those new immigrants who have not seen a blade of grass since they were born and turn them into organic farmers. Which gives me an idea — Lets ship those CHAZ folks over to show them how its done!

  11. 2020 June 16 5:38 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    11,

    Lets be accurate, the kid did not do the stabbing. He was an accessory after the fact to the crime. The murderer is still at large from all accounts.

  12. 2020 June 16 6:07 am
    [15]
    Eph permalink

    14 DR

    Who cares!

    What was the alternative? A 50 game season?

    No thanks

  13. 2020 June 16 6:25 am
    [16]
    justrand permalink

    an excellent article…that will fall on deaf ears nationwide since we in the midst of the Cultural Revolution

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/06/the_woke_lefts_war_on_american_history.html

  14. 2020 June 16 6:52 am
    [17]
    bc3b permalink

    When we lived in Chicago long ago my wife and I were part of a group that had 4 season tickets. I went to 20+ games a year. Today I couldn’t care less.

  15. 2020 June 16 6:54 am
    [18]
    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #13 –

    18 months is a shockingly short sentence for robbery and accessory to murder.

  16. 2020 June 16 7:00 am
    [19]
    bc3b permalink

    May retail sales increase by more than 100% over projections:

    https://news.yahoo.com/us-retail-sales-surge-17-7-percent-may-133745535.html

    You can bet the media will downplay this and keep race on the front burner.

  17. 2020 June 16 7:08 am
    [20]
    bc3b permalink

    JR #16 –

    Through Project 1619 and its black racist author the NY Times is working to push revisionist history in America’s schools. One of Project 1619’s premises is that the American Revolution was fought over slavery. Two major flaws: #1 why would people in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York and Pennsylvania wage a war over slavery when they didn’t own slaves? #2. The British didn’t outlaw slavery in its colonies until the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833, more than 50 years after the American Revolution.

  18. 2020 June 16 8:42 am
    [21]
    drdog09 permalink

    ” #1 why would people in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York and Pennsylvania wage a war over slavery when they didn’t own slaves?”

    You’re not revisionist enough. NYC was the second largest slave owning region in the US during the period. Fact NY did not end slavery till just before the eruption of the civil war. But the 1619 project still gets it wrong.

  19. 2020 June 16 8:44 am
    [22]
    JimNorCal permalink

    “18 months is a shockingly short sentence for robbery and accessory to murder.”

    I read this yesterday so maybe my memory or reading comprehension has failed but as I recall, the 14 year old got the 18 month custody sentence. Two older black boys are in jail awaiting trial as adults for murder.
    The 14 year old basically
    1) participated
    2) picked up a knife that fell to the ground and gave it to an older kid, who used it to murder the white girl

  20. 2020 June 16 9:00 am
    [23]
    drdog09 permalink

    Your past can hurt you — https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jun/16/rowan-university-fires-retired-cop-who-fatally-sho/ — So we are now truly in a twilight zone. The virtue signalling has jumped the shark.

  21. 2020 June 16 9:28 am
    [24]

    [blockquote]
    Unfortunately this one from Yates’ missive was brought on by the LEOs themselves. Not all of them, but enough. All you have to do is read the transcripts of the law breaking by the FBI on anything to do with Flynn or the Meuller report to understand why.

    Disrespect is generated when the LEOs who see wrong going down, do nothing. The perps death in Minny is a classic example. “We police our own before we police the streets”, used to be a motto as well. Depts don’t do that very well either.
    [/blockquote]
    Amen on that.
    13 – Actually accessory before the fact. 😉

    14 – Fuck them but especially the players\players union. I hope it’s fking remembered. If I were an owner especially if it included the statdium I’d be calling up my farm teams to play… or yanking people off the street for games. Call exhibition games\season, if there are legal issues with ‘MLB’ etc. Probably be far more interesting than a real season anyway.

    19 – Yup they did their best to shit on that news this morning.

    23 – Wait so they’re retro actively going after people for ancient, already settled shit now?

  22. 2020 June 16 2:09 pm
    [25]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Pro-Whitmer group “geoharvests” cell phone info to track anti-shutdown protestors … but not George Floyd BLM protestors.
    Huh.
    Funny how that works.

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/06/16/progressive-group-tracks-cell-phones-travel-patterns-of-anti-whitmer-michigan-protesters/

  23. 2020 June 16 4:22 pm
    [26]
    The Ghost of Reason permalink

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wants Colin Kaepernick to ‘guide’ the league on social justice – TheBlaze.png

  24. 2020 June 16 4:49 pm
    [27]
    drdog09 permalink

    Diversity hire to shut the man up. 5 years from now? “Do you remember that guy?….”

  25. 2020 June 16 5:12 pm
    [28]
    Eph permalink

    26 Ghost

    Translation: you still better not sign him to play

  26. 2020 June 16 5:26 pm
    [29]
    drdog09 permalink

  27. 2020 June 16 6:04 pm
    [30]
    drdog09 permalink

    This is Seattle CHOP ‘police’:

    Ques #1: How far can this guy run before he keels over of a heart attack?
    Ques #2: But wait?! I thought that part of the reason for CHOP was to get rid of the ‘police’???

  28. 2020 June 16 6:45 pm
    [31]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Life in the CHOP with no cops.
    Language alert

    https://mobile.twitter.com/enemyofstatists/status/1272713700038885376

  29. 2020 June 16 7:00 pm
    [32]
    Eph permalink

    31 Jim,

    Send in the Marines.

    10 minutes and no more CHOP/CHAZ

  30. 2020 June 16 7:28 pm
    [34]
    drdog09 permalink

    32,

    Lets be sure…. “Send in the Space Force …”

    via GIPHY

  31. 2020 June 16 7:38 pm
    [36]
    drdog09 permalink

    35,

    Buy’em now and not need them is always better than needing them and not having them. Insured by S&W.

  32. 2020 June 16 7:48 pm
    [37]
    drdog09 permalink

    “CHAZ Occupier Suggests “Rounding Up All The White People” Into Work Brigades” — https://www.zerohedge.com/political/chaz-occupier-suggests-rounding-all-white-people-work-brigades — Look around assholes, we Whites are already on a work detail. We pay most of the taxes. From January to May our salaries on average go to some govt entity, local, state, or fed. F off.

  33. 2020 June 16 8:47 pm
    [38]
    The Ghost of Reason permalink

    Excellent point PhD….

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